OREGON HOUSE REPUBLICANS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Nick Smith
February 8, 2012
HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER COMMENTS ON
MARCH 2012 REVENUE FORECAST
SALEM—House Republican Leader Kevin Cameron (R-Salem) had the following to say regarding the March 2012 economic and revenue forecast:
“This revenue forecast should help pave the way for a bipartisan plan to rebalance the 2011-13 budget. Thanks to Republican efforts to set aside significant reserves in 2011, we can avoid cuts to schools and other essential services this session.
“Oregon’s economic recovery remains uncertain. House Republicans will continue to insist on budgetary reserves that protect essential services through the remainder of the biennium. It is also critical to implement budget reforms that reduce spending and require state government to live within its means.
“Whether a revenue forecast is up or down, it’s clear that too many Oregonians are out of work. Even as we begin to pass critical deadlines for the 2012 session, House Republicans will continue to offer solutions to Oregon’s unemployment through our “50,000 Jobs in Five Years” plan and other measures that effectively promote private-sector job creation.”